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December 22, 2008 archives

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Mall wish trees help provide presents for hundreds

More than 650 children and senior citizens in Wayne County will have a much merrier Christmas this year because of holiday shoppers with big hearts. In early November, Berkeley Mall set out three wish trees in the main entrance...

Air Force, officials test local response

A hostage situation in downtown Goldsboro turned deadly Dec. 12 when the man who perpetrated it detonated a bomb inside the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gates. And while it was only a test, base officials said they were very...

Gingerbread architects

Alexandra Draughon, 11, puts the finishing touches on a graham cracker gingerbread house during the Gingerbread Wonderland Breakfast for children at the Arts Council of Wayne County in Goldsboro Saturday....

School Street success story: putting reading first

For 90 minutes each morning at School Street Elementary School, it's reading time. And school officials say the extra emphasis on their ABCs is paying off both in student interest and test scores. The designated time for students in kindergarten...

Woman's death ruled homicide

Police have reclassified a woman's death as a homicide after finding the 23-year-old victim at her Goldsboro home on Saturday night, police said. Nidia Yubitza Carrera Solorzano was found in her apartment at 1904 N. William St., police Sgt....